Lamar, Oklahoma

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Population in 2013: 155 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.9%
 
Males: 74  (47.9%)
Females: 81  (52.1%)
Median resident age:  36.5 years
Oklahoma median age:  36.2 years

Zip code: 74850

Estimated median household income in 2013: $26,033 (it was $26,250 in 2000)
Lamar:

$26,033
OK:

$45,690

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $27,493 (it was $11,131 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $65,686 (it was $39,300 in 2000)
Lamar:

$65,686
OK:

$116,500

Median gross rent in 2013: $689.

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  • Races in Lamar, OK (2010)

    Lamar races chart
    • 12478.5%White alone
    • 2616.5%American Indian alone
    • 63.8%Two or more races
    • 21.3%Hispanic
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Lamar: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (10.4%), West Indian (10.4%), German (8.3%), English (8.0%), Irish (7.3%), Dutch (5.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 763 feet

Land area: 12.1 square miles.

Population density: 13 people per square mile   (very low).

Lamar, Oklahoma map

For population 25 years and over in Lamar:

  • High school or higher: 85.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lamar town:

  • Never married: 24.7%
  • Now married: 58.6%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $418 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $240 (0.4%)

Lamar satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Broken Arrow, OK (67.6 miles , pop. 74,859).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (72.2 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (163.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Horntown, OK (2.7 miles) , Calvin, OK (3.4 miles ), Wetumka, OK (3.4 miles ), Northwest Pittsburg, OK (3.5 miles ), Yeager, OK (3.6 miles) , Dustin, OK (3.6 miles ), Stuart, OK (3.7 miles ), Arpelar, OK (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 35.10 N, Longitude: 96.13 W

Lamar household income distribution Lamar home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.2%
Oklahoma:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +75 (+77.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (32%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (40%)
  • Other services, except public administration (19%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (36%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (25%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (19%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)

Average climate in Lamar, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Lamar-area historical tornado activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 172% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/14/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.6 miles away from the Lamar town center killed 2 people and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/28/1950, a category F4 tornado 12.9 miles away from the town center killed 5 people and injured 32 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lamar-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oklahoma state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 35.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.4 miles away from Lamar center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 301.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 221.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 222.4 miles away from Lamar center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 131.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hughes County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lamar topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Lamar:

  • CYPRESS PLACE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; WETUMKA, OK)
  • ASPEN PLACE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; WETUMKA, OK)
  • WILLOW PLACE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; WETUMKA, OK)
  • PIONEER NH OF HUGHES CO INC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; WETUMKA, OK)
  • WETUMKA GEN HOSP SNF (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; WETUMKA, OK)
  • WETUMKA NURSING HOME, INC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; WETUMKA, OK)
  • BOYCE MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; HOLDENVILLE, OK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lamar:

  • East Central University (about 38 miles; Ada, OK; Full-time enrollment: 4,030)
  • Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (about 39 miles; Okmulgee, OK; FT enrollment: 3,243)
  • Oral Roberts University (about 67 miles; Tulsa, OK; FT enrollment: 3,216)
  • Tulsa Community College (about 71 miles; Tulsa, OK; FT enrollment: 12,480)
  • University of Tulsa (about 74 miles; Tulsa, OK; FT enrollment: 3,702)
  • University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus (about 76 miles; Norman, OK; FT enrollment: 22,496)
  • Rose State College (about 77 miles; Midwest City, OK; FT enrollment: 4,896)

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Notable location: Lamar Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Lamar Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hughes County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 95.1. This is worse than average.

City:

95.1
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 21.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.2
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.1. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.1
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.6%
(11.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.1% for American Indian residents, 72.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  74.2%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.8%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.6% of all households

Lamar compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.1
Oklahoma average:

11.2

Lamar travel time to work - commute Lamar mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (46%)
  • Electricity (39%)
  • Utility gas (13%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lamar town (based on Hughes County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,59045
Mainline Protestant95413
Catholic381
Other14-
None6,407-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Hughes County:

3.68 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Hughes County:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Hughes County:

8.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

4.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.0%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Hughes County:

30.9%
Oklahoma:

29.2%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll

Lamar government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $6,000 ($38.71)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $10,000 ($64.52)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,000 ($38.71)

Lamar government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,000 ($12.90)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($12.90)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($6.45)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,000 ($38.71)
    Highways: $2,000 ($12.90)
    General Support: $1,000 ($6.45)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $1,000 ($6.45)

6.79% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,473 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.79%
Oklahoma average:

7.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Seminole County, OK  1.01% ($22,769 average AGI)
from Pontotoc County, OK  0.60% ($22,478)
from Okfuskee County, OK  0.54% ($17,429)


8.34% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,590 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.34%
Oklahoma average:

7.24%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Seminole County, OK  1.25% ($25,980 average AGI)
to Pontotoc County, OK  0.74% ($20,552)
to Okfuskee County, OK  0.56% ($24,864)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lamar:

  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KEOR (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ATOKA, OK; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNED (1150 AM; 1 kW; MCALESTER, OK; Owner: LITTLE DIXIE RADIO, INC.)
  • KWSH (1260 AM; 1 kW; WEWOKA, OK; Owner: ONE TEN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • KTMC (1400 AM; 1 kW; MCALESTER, OK; Owner: BOTTOM LINE BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lamar:

  • KQCV-FM (95.1 FM; SHAWNEE, OK; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KLRB (89.3 FM; STUART, OK; Owner: LIGHTHOUSE OF PRAYER, INC.)
  • KTLS-FM (106.5 FM; HOLDENVILLE, OK; Owner: WOODSTONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMMY (97.1 FM; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: KMMY, Inc.)
  • KTKL (88.5 FM; STIGLER, OK; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KMCO (101.3 FM; MCALESTER, OK; Owner: LITTLE DIXIE RADIO, INC.)
  • KTMC-FM (105.1 FM; MCALESTER, OK; Owner: BOTTOM LINE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KESC (103.7 FM; WILBURTON, OK; Owner: LITTLE DIXIE RADIO, INC)
  • KSLE (104.7 FM; WEWOKA, OK; Owner: ONE TEN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • KBCW (91.9 FM; MCALESTER, OK; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA)
  • KTNT (102.5 FM; EUFAULA, OK; Owner: K95.5, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lamar:

  • K51EK (Channel 51; McALESTER, OK; Owner: LOCKE SUPPLY CO.)

Lamar fatal accident list:

Oct 29, 1983 06:46 AM, S. Echo, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 6m20ftTotal length
  • $1,529,000Total costs
  • 820Total average daily traffic
  • 108Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,312Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Lamar)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • LAMAR, 0.3mi N Of Ns386 Rd & Ew133 Rd (Lat: 35.103972 Lon: -96.141361), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 85.3 m, Call Sign: WQQV490
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/11/2013, Expiration Date: 03/11/2023, Certifier: Matt Moffatt
    Registrant: Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company, 321 N. Harvey, Oklahoma City, OK 73101, Phone: (405) 553-2417, Fax: (405) 553-3308

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